After my post yesterday where I berated monster movies along with current real life horror stories, I decided I needed to say more.

There is a trend in recent years to clean up Fairy Tales by removing the witches, giants, wolves and such or making them all happy and sweet and in love with children. I’m not for that kind of censorship.

We read children books in which many things are personified. We tell the Moon, “Goodnight,” we let bunnies and teapots talk to each other – all sorts of things. That understanding of stories can carry right on to Aesop’s Tales where the animals learn lessons. Fairy Tales can naturally follow right along. Children know they are make believe.

A few weeks ago I had grandchildren here. I pulled out a couple of chairs put a board over the seats for a bridge and we performed the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. The kids were NOT scared of the Old Troll.

Children who have parents and teachers who read to them are not likely to ever be troubled by those kinds of stories. However I might not use even those stories with children who had be traumatized by abuse and had not had a loving person to read to them. I don’t know.

A tip that seems reasonable to me is to avoid 3-D scary movies for children under five. I think that would remove them from the “story book” plots they are used to.

So I am not against Fairy Tales, scary movies, Wicked Witch of the West, and animal’s talking. But I am against scaring children. I’ve told the following story before but it is a good example of what I’m talking about.

I was standing in a classroom with my hand on the shoulder and chest of a first grade girl explaining some kind of lesson to her. Suddenly my door flew open and in swooped a witch dressed in black hat, dress, and pointed shoes. Long black fingernails. I felt my student’s heart begin to pound with fear. That’s what I call Big People scaring Little People. I don’t like that at all.

I might be back for more along this line because I believe the stories we feed our children can have enormous spiritual effect. I’ll brew on that a bit. 😀


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A post by a FB friend regarding the sexual abuse of a three year old girl has hounded my thoughts, and I pray “Come, Lord Jesus, come.” To me that seems to be my last best hope; I’m ready to admit man cannot handle himself.

Okay, I admit that is more extreme than Halloween tradition but my thoughts took a turn to how “unprotected” our children are from all sorts of mental, emotional, and physical danger.

I remember when I first heard gossip regarding a murder; I guess I was near eight-ten years old. My mother and her friends discussed it in lowered voices being concerned about little listening ears. Apparently an acquaintance had burned a small trailer house with his wife and two children in it.

I dare say not many under 50 can remember the first murder they heard about. And now it is everyday talk, many times without even considering little listening ears.

So much “entertainment” depicts horror. October is the special month to bring out the ghouls and monsters. A time for big people to scare little people. The more they succeed, the greater the laughter.

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Yesterday’s sermon left me this “hunk of meat” to chew on. IT’S A HARD ROAD TO HELL. That is not the image I have always pictured. I’ve always pictured a carefree, do what you want to, be your own man sort of life. I didn’t dig deep enough.

Yesterday I visited a church where my nephew, Kent, was preaching. He credited this saying to his Uncle Havis. You see, Kent pointed out, if you stay on the road to hell, you have to ignore the God who loves you enough to let his Son die for you. You have to tread over the blood at the foot of the cross where Jesus died for you. You have to say no to the tug of your heart when the Holy Spirit invites you to turn your life to Jesus.

There are two spiritual forces, one for good, the other for evil. If you do not choose good – the way of God through his son, Jesus, – you will serve evil.

Both paths have trials, troubles, sorrows on this earth. One path you can walk in your own will; the other you can walk in the will of the Holy Spirit with God’s promise to be with you. Jesus said, “Cast all your care upon him; for he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7.


How to be a Christian.

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Janis is relatively new in to me but I have enjoyed my blogging experience with her.  She has nominated me for the Real Neat Blog  Award.   It has been quite a long time since I have participated in one of these Awards but I accept this one with pleasure.  Janis is super friendly; she does leave likes and comments so it is nice to know she has visited.  I think you would enjoy knowing her.

She has passed on to me the questions that she had answered.  So here are the Q & A. 

  • What has been a special moment for you thus far in 2020?  My life is full of special moments.  I cannot pinpoint one either good or bad.  The bad have been those that many others are also experiencing, distress in our country and our world.  But they are surmounted by the special warmness I have with the Lord while sitting right her in this seat, the special gleam in the eyes of my g-granddaughters when I can see that they adore me, the special coziness of watching “Little Men” on TV as I sit in the recliner and my husband is close by on the couch, the special awareness of the beauty of a honey bee buzzing around the daisies.  Aw! My life is filled with an abundance of good things. 
  • If you have the power to correct one problem in the world. What will you fix and why?  This sounds like a question for a beauty queen contestant, which has only one answer.  That is: I would feed the hungry of the world.  I’m not a beauty queen contestant.  That’s not my answer.  My answer is that I would get rid of the sin problem.  I would make all men pure.  That would fix everything except global warming.  That’s supposed to be funny.  I know for some there is no joking about global warming.   That’s another thing I would fix.  😀 
  • When and where was the longest vacation you have ever taken?  The most elaborate vacation I have had was the cruise which our children sponsored for Sammy and me last year for his 90th birthday celebration. 
  • If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?  I would like to be able to work fast enough to achieve all the things I want to do.  So much of my time is spent on trying to figure something out, like right now I am on Microsoft Word trying to maneuver what I’m writing so that I can pass the Word Press Block Editor test.  I’m at a loss for what those little symbols that Word is throwing up at me. I’m hoping to copy over there. 
  • Do you think you can have happiness without sadness? Why or why not?  No, I don’t think you can.  But, sadly, I do think you can have sadness without happiness.  I suppose the number one reason for sadness is wrapped up in sickness and death.  Neither of which one can avoid.  The number two reason for sadness I believe is relationship problems.  One cannot control the attitude and action of others, even God does not do that. 
  • What is one piece of advice would you give to a child?  Never lie or deceive for any selfish reason.  Nothing can be more painful to bear that to have a reputation as a liar.   
  • Would you rather make your own decisions or allow someone to make them for you?  I am happy to be able to make my own decisions even now, but I am turning over some of my decision making process to my sons.  I have always and still accept the decisions made by my husband over my own.  I didn’t run the dish washer the other night because my husband said not to. That was out of the blue and completely out of his character, but I didn’t run it. It might have just been a small test from the Lord, who knows.   The plumbing has been leaking a little; maybe he was concerned about that. Next day he indicated it was okay to run it at night.
  • I guess I am being sort of negligent in not passing on this award, but I do not know bloggers who accept award nominations. However, if any reader wants to hop on this train, feel welcome and join the fun.
  • Thanks, Janis, for giving me a chance to think like a beauty queen contestant today.

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To prevent four more years of President Trump as President, you will choose to let our country become a one-party nation, run by Democrats?  The same party that runs Seattle, Washington, New York, Portland, and Minneapolis?  The party who can’t get a handle on killings of scores of black children every month in Chicago? How about the party that runs San Francisco?  You would like to follow their homeless model in your town?  How excited are you about having Social Workers take the place of police?  Your child hides under the bed and calls the police to come because dad is beating up mom.  A community volunteer appears at you door. 

Guns will be confiscated and/or taxed so much, you can’t buy one.  You are watching TV when hoodlums kick in the door.  You’ll throw the remote at them?  And call 911, which is understaffed but they’ll get back with you just as soon as they find a volunteer social worker for the problem they are working on.  Good, huh.

 Once power is placed in the hands of people who interpret the Constitution as a “living” document, there is very little chance of America remaining the land of the free.  Not after they stack the Court, take in other “states,” change the electoral college and do many other things that have NOT been done by President Trump and the Republican Senate.  They have the power to do that, you know.  But it won’t happen under this administration because they respect the Constitution and law and order, and —you, a citizen of the USA.



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Element5 Digital,

FRIENDLY CHITCHAT:  —-How are you dealing with the weather?  —- It’s been nice outside, but I’ve been a bit under the weather myself.  First time out in a couple of days.  —-I was so happy to see the new commercial center locating in town.  —-Yes, but I hated seeing the Thrift store move.   —- You look great; I love your haircut. 

WHAT YOU DON’T SAY:   —-Seems like I know that man.  Maybe he works at the tractor store. —-Don’t tell me you’re dumb enough to vote for Biden/Harris.  —- Hope that’s not a Trump voter.  —-  Wow, she sure is looking peaked.

THE LINE BEGINS TO DWINDLE:  —- We should get in pretty soon, now. —- It was SOMETHING ELSE about an hour ago.  —-  Getting chilly now with the sun going down.  —- Honey, you sure you have your ID card?


Yes, I have spent my time waiting in the voter’s line.  I have always found it pleasant.  Felt pleased with the process.  Proud to be a citizen.  All that nice civic duty and honor was nice.


I’ve been thinking of asking Sammy if he thinks I should make some calls and find out where we can go vote early.  We are old.  What if we are not able to stand in that line this year?  It is not something I want to give up.  I don’t want to ever refer to “the year we were afraid to wait in line.” 


President Trump has been accused of lying about mail in fraud.  I checked it out.   That doesn’t seem terribly high to me, but it is the number of convictions.  I imagine convictions are small compared to the numbers that are not found.  Those who say there is no fraud must be lying; there is fraud. How much? That is in question. But even one cancels my vote! I don’t like it!



1. Caring enough to go vote on election day with all the hoopla that goes with it is by far the best choice. ‘

2. Covid19 is a poor excuse for anyone who ever leaves their homes for any purpose. Those who know they cannot go out (or choose not to go out) can request a mail-in ballot BEFORE Election Day.

3. Election Day should be day of the electionDUH! If people need to mail in ballots, ask for them early, and mail them soon enough to get them in the precincts before Election Day so they can be counted on Election Day. 

4.  Giving a week or ten day for mail ins to be received after Election Day is insane.    And unnecessary!  And by corrupt design. It just gives the losing party time to “find” more ballots.

5. I know there cannot be an absolute count before midnight on Election Day, but there should not be any ballots received after Election Day. When the polls are closed, no more ballots received. We all know what TOO LATE means.


SOMEONE ELSE OPINED:   If the post office is efficient enough to take safe care of your vote in a timely manner, then you should not hesitate to  send in your winning lottery ticket with its matching numbers and let them mail your money to you. 

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Seeing this woman yesterday and today reminded me of this blog from about 18 years ago.

Sweet aroma

MAZIE Senator Mazie Horono

Mazie Horono’s words:  “I just left 60 eighth graders from a public school in Hawaii, and I told them I was coming to a rally in front of the Supreme Court, and they said, ‘Why?’” Hirono said. “I said it’s because we are–we have to fight for abortion rights and they knew all about it.”

“And I asked the girls in that group of eighth graders: how many of you girls think that government should be telling us, women, when and if we want to have babies, not a single one of them raised their hands.”

“And then, the boys who were there among the sixty, I told them, you know, it’s kind of hard for a woman to get pregnant without you guys,” she said as the crowd laughed. “They got it.”

“How many of you boys think that government should be telling girls and women…

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1. Affordable Care Act is another Supreme Court decision whose supporters do believe was wrongly settled.  If it was right, why fear having it reviewed.

2. Danger Zone.  Christians who believe one thing and practice another. Sort of like people who believe abortion is killing a human but for political reasons choose to promote abortion. There is a Judge who wields more power than the SCOTUS.

3. I would like to do a Friday Fictioneer story again, but to burdened with Truth to get serious about fiction.

4. Fox gives Trump the most positive  reports; however, that is still 52% negative.  CNN and NBC 93% negative, Europe’s ARND 98% negative.  But when he speaks for himself on Twitter, he is accused of blowing his own horn, being a bully, and full of pride. Do you ever wonder????

5. I’d love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  I just left Del Rancho where I had a Chicken Fried Steak sandwich.

6. Got some new glasses.  Still have a blur in the center of my right eye.  Saw Doc today.  He said to just keep taking my eye vitamins. 

7. Even lots of Trump’s followers tell him to get off Twitter. Let the man speak for himself. The News Media will not do it – oh, I take that back. They do for 7% of the time.

8. Amy Coney Barrett is unflappable.  That is because she knows she is right.  A confident woman.

9. Had trouble biting that sandwich today because of two bottom teeth “biters.”  They hurt.

10.  Just could not get Barrett in the trap today.  What will they set for tomorrow? 

11.  Bad press about Trump removing his mask on his balcony before entering White House. 

12.  Must see to believe.  Joe Biden removed his mask before coughing into his hand. 

13. Is it true that Nancy Pelosi won’t take a Covid19 test?

14. Congratulations to President Trump for having been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

15. The blessing of Patience to my friends who are laboring through the Block Editor.

16. Thanks to the Great Creator for life in these bones.

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USA Constitution with feather quill pen.

So this is the week Amy Roney Barrett heads to the hot seat. There is a lot at stake. Constitution as written or Constitution as living – changing to suit cultural whims.

If the Constitution means anything. it has to be interpreted as written. It makes provision within itself to make changes as needed. That is by Amendments. In the more than two centuries it has guided our land, important changes have been made by way of Amendments.

The hot issue regarding Nominee Barrett is how she would rule on Roe vs Wade. The “Living Constitutionalists” are afraid she will rule according to the way the Constitution is written. Apparently that would give the abortion issue back to the states. I’m not sure of this.

The Democratic Platform states: “Strongly and unequivocally support Roe v. Wade.”

Questions. Since that is their stand, why fear having another “look” at the basis on which Roe vs Wade was made? If it was right then, wouldn’t it still be right? Does Roe vs Wade allow legal abortions in the last trimester? Does that mean they know they got a lucky break on that decision? Does it mean that even if it was a reasonable decision at that time, it is no longer valid? Do scientific findings (particularly, the sonogram) since that time prove a reasonable conclusion that the baby in the womb is indeed a human that experiences comfort and pain? If the sonogram showed nothing “human” about the “blob” in the womb, would it be easier to believe Roe vs Wade was based on a scientific principle? Wouldn’t the Court not decide to be even more liberal and support abortion to the time of birth? If, of course, there really is a “right to privacy” that means mom’s have a right to abort their babies.


About 15 years ago, I nervously awaited the decision of the committee who were to approve or disapprove acceptance of my doctoral thesis, thus insuring my DMin degree. It was with a breath of relief that I received their approval.

Now consider my feelings if I had plagiarized a section of my paper. After their congratulations, they say, “We only need one more person to take a look at this. She is Dr. Z, an expert on recognizing plagiarism, who always makes a final review of the candidate’s work before our final approval. I know I have slipped by on the skin of my teeth because I copied a section of my writings Plagiarism? I’m guilty. I know it. I’m lucky I made it this far. Now I’m about to get caught. What do I do? I hope desperately that Dr. Z doesn’t have the opportunity to check my paper! I disqualify her in some way? I have experts review all Dr. Z’s writings and opinions. I plant liars to ruin her reputation. I bully her in the hopes of making her resign her job. If I have money and power to do so, there is no way Dr. Z is going to ruin the findings of my present committee. I point to the faults of the one who hired her. No one is going to have a second look. No Way!


Shumer, Feinstein, et al, have power and money.

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Sometime ago I was being baited in the chat room my a fraud claiming to be Linda! “Fraud” came on with how excited she was about the good news from the CEO Mort Zuckerman, setting me up for the big play. I asked (still thinking I was talking to my real cousin, Linda) “What happened, did he get saved?” Got no response from that question.

That was my big clue that I was not talking to my Christian cousin, Linda! Yes, we Christians think the best news possible is that someone gets saved (Christianese for reborn, receives salvation, accepts Jesus as Savior, etc.)

Wonder what the Fraud Linda thought about that. Poor soul probably didn’t have the slightest idea what I was talking about. But that did end the phone call. 😀

If there is anyone reading this post who is not a Christian, let me remind you that your guide is a fraud, a deceiver, the Prince of Lies.  The bible calls him the devil.

To all who are Christians, aren’t you thankful for Jehovah-rohi, a trust-worthy Guide? A true guide who invites us to follow him closely; he has nothing to hide! He wants us near enough to know him well and to make our paths less rocky!

*John 8:44 NIV – You belong to your father, the devil, – Bible … › passage

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